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A county administrator would replace the elected chairman of the county board
The new operating rooms are part of the expansion project at the hospital in Davenport.
08/26/14 Another Rolling Ribbon Cutting in RI
Renaissance Rock Island celebrates the opening and expansion of nine businesses downtown.
08/26/14 Centennial Bridge Reopening Delayed
Unforeseen damage will require additional time to repair.
08/26/14 Nuclear Emergency Response Drill
State and local officials want to make sure they're prepared for the unexpected at the Cordova nuclear power plant.
08/26/14 Gallup Leader Speaks in QC
Jim Clifton will be featured speaker at QC Chamber annual meeting.
08/25/14 New Two-Way Streets in Dubuque
Four streets downtown became two-way today.
08/22/14 Deere & Company Layoffs in Iowa
The company has announced layoffs that will affect 460 employees.
08/22/14 Midwest Week for 8/22/14
Several controversies facing the Rock Island County board.
The superintendent will discuss the proposed Public Education & Recreation Levy, or PERL, with residents in the district.
08/22/14 March for Climate Action
The coast to coast march stops in the QC this weekend.
08/21/14 July Unemployment
The QC rate was the lowest for July in six years.
08/21/14 Lost Grove Lake Partial Opening
Parts of the new state recreation area in Scott County are ready to open.
08/21/14 New Leadership on Arsenal Island
Major General Kevin O'Connell replaces Major General John Wharton as head of the Army Sustainment Command.
08/20/14 New Leader for ASC
Change of Command on Thursday for the Army Sustainment Command.
08/20/14 RME Fund Raising Campaign
It hopes to raise $400,000 over 3 years.
Four-star general, Dennis Via, has come to the Quad Cities to tour the Arsenal.
08/20/14 AMC Leader Visits Arsenal Island
General Dennis Via is commanding general of the Army Materiel Command.
08/19/14 Major Gift for EICC
The Bickelhaupt family will give its arboretum to Clinton Community College.
Federal authorities announce proposed penalties for McLaughlin Body.
08/19/14 QC Airport Passengers and Flights
The number of flights leaving the Quad City Airport has declined.
08/19/14 United Way "Day of Caring"
The local organization will kick off its annual fundraiser with the event.
08/19/14 Justice for Mike Brown Rally
Local residents marched in Rock Island to honor 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was killed by police in Missouri.
08/18/14 Miss. River Hydro-power
A South Dakota company begins planning a project for Dam 15 in the QC.
08/18/14 Thomson Prison Warden Named
The latest step in the effort to open the prison as a federal facility.
08/18/14 Galesburg Teachers' Strike
The Galesburg Education Association and the District 205 school board will resume contract talks tomorrow.
A new exhibition will open next month as the current museum director leaves the Quad Cities.
08/15/14 Knock Out Hunger Campaign
Employees of Modern Woodmen package special meals for the homeless.
08/15/14 Harkin Bobblehead
The QC River Bandits will honor the Iowa US Senator on Sunday.
The unit, which supports soldiers who were wounded overseas, will relocate to Fort Knox, Kentucky.
08/15/14 New Rainforest Exhibit at Niabi Zoo
The exhibit features species native to South America.
08/15/14 Midwest Week for 8/15/14
Trying to report on deaths in Illinois prisons.
(Press release from Deere & Company) MOLINE, ILLINOIS (August 15, 2014) - Deere & Company today announced it will reduce the size of its manufacturing workforce at some agricultural equipment factories in response to current market demand for its products. The action will place more than 600 employees at four locations on indefinite layoff.
08/14/14 Back to the Drawing Board for SAU
Davenport aldermen could not override the mayor's veto of a sports complex.
08/13/14 Big Development Plans for Davenport
EICC and Restoration St. Louis unveil a $50 million plan.
08/13/14 Rock Island Deer Hunt
The city is preparing for the second hunt to cut the size of the herd.
Lower demand for farm equipment is affecting Deere and Company's bottom line. But it still predicts full-year profits will be the second highest ever.
Some Rock Island County Board members believe chairman, Phil Banaszak, and his executive assistant, Shelly Chapman, have been overpaid.
08/12/14 Davenport Honored for Sustainability
Recognized for environmental, economic, and social sustainability.
08/12/14 QC Airport Drill
Mass casualty exercise Wednesday morning.
Timothy McVay of Rock Island has been arrested and charged with murdering 29-year-old Carrie Olson of Davenport.
08/11/14 Opinion on the RI County Board
A binding referendum could change the size of the board before the next census.
08/11/14 Pacem in Terris 2014
Sister Simone Campbell is this year's winner.
08/11/14 Anti-Schilling Protests
Local labor unions says Schilling does not represent the interests of the community.
As part of a GOP push to support local candidates, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives will attend a fundraiser for the 17th district congressional candidate.
Members of the Rock Island County Republican Party say, to date, the pending investigation has not been transparent.
08/07/14 'Romeo and Juliet' With a Twist
The festival will put a modern spin on Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet.'
WQPT, Quad Cities PBS, will outsource its master control operations to WTVP.
08/06/14 Knox College Reaches Milestone
The liberal arts college now has its largest endowment ever, thanks to private donations.
A portion of amusement park sales will go to three local initiatives to support children's health.
Genesis Systems Group opened its second facility where it will produce metal parts for companies around the world.
08/04/14 WVIK News Focus: African Drum Circle
Teranga House of Diversity hosts the drum circle in Rock Island each month.
As part of a three-day tour of Iowa, the U.S. Senator for Kentucky will visit Davenport.
The Illinois Department of Transportation has reached an agreement with the Iowa Interstate Railroad to plan service from the Quad Cities to Chicago.
08/01/14 Local Push to End Illiteracy
The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley launched a campaign this week to encourage children in the area to read more.
08/01/14 Local Funeral Home Reinvents Itself
Trimble Pointe has opened a new, multipurpose building in downtown Moline where it will host funerals, ceremonies, and community events.
In preparation for the first day of classes, faculty and staff started moving to the new Riverfront Campus this week.
As part of a 16-stop tour across Illinois, officials will visit the Quad Cities to celebrate a record high in tourism.
The district plans to adopt new state standards that could improve overall school performance.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew visited Alcoa's Davenport Works facility and the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce.
A Chicago-based company wants to build a medical marijuana growing facility in Rock Island.
The changes will take place in English and math starting this fall.
Local veterans hope to find employment at "Hiring Our Heroes," an annual event hosted by the state of Iowa and local businesses.
Waiting for the sun to rise directly over 5th Avenue, downtown.
07/25/14 Midwest Week for 7/25/14
Challenging Iowa's drug laws.
07/25/14 Hot Glass
A non-profit art studio opens to help at-risk kids.
07/25/14 40th Anniversary of the Bix 7
In forty years, the race has grown from 84 mostly local runners to, now, over 20,000 participants from across the world.
07/25/14 Fighting Retail Theft
Moline works with retailers to fight shoplifting.
07/24/14 "Hiring Our Heroes"
Government and business leaders partnered to host an annual job fair for veterans in the Quad Cities.
07/24/14 QC June Unemployment
QC is second lowest in Illinois at 6.2 %
07/24/14 Bix in Lights
Modern Woodmen continues a tradition begun in 1988.
07/24/14 Volunteers Prepare for Bix 7
This year's race will have the most volunteers ever.
A LeClaire fillmmaker wants to tell the story behind Abraham Lincoln's burial.
07/23/14 Renew Moline Anniversary
The public-private partnership is celebrating 25 years.
07/23/14 Moline Will Buy Electric Cars
Despite higher initial costs, the city will save a lot of money in the long run.
07/23/14 Mayor Gluba's First Vetoes
The vetoes will be discussed, and possibly overridden, by the council Wednesday night.
07/22/14 Ameren Illinois Replaces Old Meters
The Missouri-based company, which serves customers in parts of Illinois, will replace old meters with new ones as part of a six-year infrastructure improvement plan.
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the local organization established nearly $2 million in endowment funds.
07/21/14 Paws to Read
As part of its summer reading program, the Rock Island Public Library, is bringing in therapy dogs to listen to children read.
07/21/14 Bettendorf Community Open House
The city is in the process of putting together a master development plan and is asking for input for residents.
07/18/14 Carrie Olson Murder Arrest
Her former boyfriend is charged with killing the Davenport woman.
07/18/14 Midwest Week for 7/18/14
A second study of possible racial profiling by local police.
07/18/14 Annual School Supply Drive Begins
The "First Day Project" will benefit students from low-income families in Rock Island.
07/18/14 Monmouth College Class on C-Span
This weekend as part of a series, Lectures in History.
07/18/14 Dubuque Bridge Closing
Starting Monday, the Julien Dubuque Bridge will close for ten days.
Christie, chair of the Republican Governors Association, visited Iowa for a series of fundraisers and campaign stops.
07/17/14 New Extension Leader
Jenny Garner will lead the service in a four-county region.
The Missouri Valley Conference has announced it will host its 2016 women's basketball tournament at the iWireless Center in Moline.
07/17/14 Riverbend Foodbank Grand Opening
The foodbank will celebrate its official opening for its new location in southwest Davenport.
The new police station will be located west of downtown in the Old Chicago neighborhood.
07/15/14 Be A Fan to Seniors
The annual program to provide fans for low income seniors in Scott County.
07/15/14 Tax Levy for the QC Airport
Today, the airport authority approved the budget for the new fiscal year.
Iowa's first public university wants to attract more in-state students.
07/14/14 Cultural Affairs Meetings in Iowa
A series of community conversations about the department, and what it should do in the future.
07/14/14 JD Classic Wrapup
A third year pro won his first tournement.
07/14/14 Thanksgiving in July
Residents have launched a week-long food drive to benefit three Bettendorf-area food pantries.
07/14/14 Farm Equipment Sales Update
Tractors up but combines down.
07/11/14 Midwest Week for 7/11/14
The Davenport School District opens a creative arts academy and changes some school starting time.
07/11/14 Sister Concetta Park in Davenport
Davenport-based non-profit Project Renewal celebrated its 40th anniversary with the completion of Sister Concetta park.
07/11/14 Metro Arts Graduation
Students created pavement murals, a mosaic, and held dance workshops for other young people.
07/11/14 First West Nile in RI County
West Nile virus has already been reported in Henry and Mercer counties.
07/11/14 Mobile Food Pantry on Saturday
Modern Woodmen will help the River Bend Foodbank hand out food in Davenport.
07/10/14 JD Road Overpass Problem
Part will have to be rebuilt, but it should still be completed on schedule.
07/10/14 The Kings of the Narrow Gate
Dubuque man publishes a collection of stories focusing on poverty and race.
07/10/14 John Deere Classic Pro-Am
Thanks to the John Deere Classic, a local amateur can share the golf course with PGA champion.
The Moline School District v. Elliott Aviation
07/09/14 The River Recedes
Now that the Mississippi River is falling, cities are beginning the cleanup.
07/09/14 A New Search for an Architect
The Davenport School District needs an architect for Central High School construction.
07/08/14 Kids Day at JD Classic
A veteran and a newcomer prepare to play in this week's PGA event.
City officials voted to allocate $160,000 from federal grant money to residents.
07/07/14 "Buy Illinois Initiative"
The Illinois Department of Agriculture has launched a campaign to encourage residents to buy more local products.
07/07/14 Davenport Flood Update
The city prepares to take down the flood protection it put up just last week.
After severe thunderstorms caused flood damage last week, the Red Cross began distributing materials for local residents.
07/07/14 Flood Update
Area rivers crested on Friday and are now dropping slowly.
07/03/14 Development in New Old Chicago
After years of decling investment, New Old Chicago now has nine new homes.
07/02/14 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act
Historical preservation consultant unveiled a virtual heritage tour with twelve local sites linked to the African-American struggle for civil rights in Davenport.
Residents of Watertown, a neighborhood in East Moline, are still recovering from flood damage.
07/01/14 Davenport Flood Prep Update
The city's flood protection should be completed on Wednesday.
Engineers, clerks, public works employees, and residents are working hard to protect Moline from the rising Mississippi River.
The community named the MEDIC building after Collins, who lobbied to improve emergency medical services in Scott County.
A near-record crest is possible in the QC by this weekend.
Bettendorf residents will choose candidates to fill two open seats on the city council. They'll vote in a special election tomorrow.
Tomorrow, the Martin Luther King Center will host its second annual Prostate Cancer Awareness and Testing Summit.
06/27/14 Two Rock Island County Men Sentenced
The two men were sentenced for sexual exploitation of minors.
The first blockbuster museum exhibition of its kind in Iowa opened today.
06/27/14 Quinn Visits Quad City Airport
The Illinois governor is scheduled to visit the airport tomorrow.
The Figge Art Museum has received a half a million donation from the estate of Ruth Evelyn Katz.
The jobless rate fell from 6.5 percent last May, to 6.1 percent last month.
Steve McCann has been named chairman of the Board of Directors of Renew Moline.
A member of the board announced her resignation last night.
The popular local restaurant received an extension from the Iowa Department of Transportation to stay at its current location until next August.
Low-income families can start applying for a one-time payment for their electric bills, thanks to the Summer Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP.
Beginning novelists and seasoned poets gather to take writing workshops and hone their craft.
The Emergency Management Agency received complaints from residents for failing to sounds its outdoor warning sirens last week during severe thunderstorms.
Members of the NAACP recognized local leaders and awarded high school students with scholarships.
The number of passengers using the Quad City Airport continued to decline last month.
06/20/14 Be Healthy QC Campaign
The Quad City Health Initiative has launched the campaign to encourage healthy eating and and exercise in the area.
The Safer Foundation has introduced a new after-school and summer program for young men at-risk of going to prison.
Recent data show seniors are living and working longer than they did thirty years ago.
The republican congressional nominee for Illinois' 17th congressional district says the reform needs more work.
Congressman Bruce Braley has asked Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to send money so that local officials can remove trees infected by the Emerald Ash Borer.
Racial profiling by Davenport police has declined, new data show
The Rock Island Housing Authority and Community Housing Services celebrated the groundbreaking of Lynden Lane, a new mixed-income subdivision.
06/16/14 "Ride Transit Week" in Iowa
The Iowa Department of Transportation is encouraging more Iowans to use public transportation to commute to work.
06/13/14 Local Veteran Receives Purple Heart
Michael Leal was injured while serving in Afghanistan in 2011. He'll receive a Purple Heart tomorrow.
06/13/14 30 Years of Ride the River
A Father's Day tradition will continue in the Quad Cities this weekend.
06/13/14 Midwest Week for 6/13/14
A look at the just completed session of the Illinois General Assembly.
06/12/14 The 30th Annual Ride the River
The annual Father's Day bi-state tour of local bike trails.
06/12/14 Fixing Illinois
Two experts describe how we could fix Illinois
06/12/14 Beauty in the Bluff Work Day
Several groups will spruce up a Davenport neighborhood in September.
06/12/14 Modern Woodmen Honors Bob Morrison
Modern Woodmen of America will honor Bob Morrison, who organizes trips to national monuments for war veterans.
06/11/14 RME Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary
Ten years ago, River Music Experience was just a museum, but now it's become much more.
06/11/14 Rebuild Credit Island Lodge
Davenport's insurance company will cover the ful cost to repair and rebuild.
Federal wildlife officials are worried about eagles dying from eating particles of lead from bullets used to kill deer.
06/10/14 BHC Budget Forums
College officials will present the new budget in advance of the new fiscal year that begins July 1.
06/10/14 Rock Island Property Taxes Due
The first installment of property taxes are due for property owners in Rock Island County.
IDOT will begin repairs on the bridge this summer.
Haley Wagler was last seen Saturday night, but Monday night around 8:00, Rock Island police announced she had been found and is safe.
Today a fellow democrat, and central committee chair, called on Phil Banaszek to resign.
A week of music, film, and discussions in celebration of the oldest known holiday marking the end of slavery in the U.S. began yesterday.
06/06/14 Contract Extended for WIU President
After an evaluation, trustees approved a new contract and a raise for Jack Thomas
06/06/14 Midwest Week for 6/6/14
Wrapping up the recent trial of Nicholas Sheley
06/06/14 Big Bacon Bonanza
Bacon will help raise money for Churches United this weekend.
06/05/14 Alcoa Contract Vote
Workers in the QC and across the US will vote Friday
The college held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Adult Learning Center, located on 11th Street at 46th Avenue.
The Dubuque Readiness Center will host a rededication ceremony in honor of its recent renovations.
06/04/14 Alumni Gift to UT
The gift will help student learn skilled manufacturing
06/03/14 Kings Harvest Pet Rescue
An organization that helps the homeless in the QC wants to help their pets.
Marta is the newest addition to Iowa's peregrine falcon community.
The Public Education and Recreation Levy would upgrade elementary playgrounds
Tonight, aldermen will discuss whether to add an optional invocation at the beginning of each meeting.
06/02/14 John Deere Classic Media Day
Jordan Spieth will return to defend his title
Rock Island County issued its first same-sex marriage licenses today, one day after the new law took effect in Illinois.
06/02/14 Iowa Fraud Fighters
The Iowa Insurance Division brings its consumer education program to Davenport.
05/30/14 All Stars Camp
A football and cheerleading clinic for kids with disabilities.
05/30/14 Midwest Week for 5/30/14
Our annual preview of summer theater in the QC region
At a panel discussion for the public television documentary, "Coming Back with Wes Moore," local veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, along with their families, discussed the challenges of coming home.
05/28/14 Rock River Kayak Trip
Three young men just finished paddling along the entire length of the Rock River
Researchers at Iowa State University will conduct a study on the quality of life in 99 small towns in Iowa.
Prosecutors tried to prove today that Nicholas Sheley disposed of a possible murder weapon near St. Louis.
Mike Boland will be the democratic nominee
05/23/14 QC Criterium 2014
The annual Memorial Day bike races will move to a new course this year.
05/23/14 Augustana Commencement
Graduation weekend begins Saturday
05/14/14 New children's garden opens
The Quad Cities Botanical Center opened phase 1 of its first interactive, inter-generational children's garden this afternoon.